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Surfing at Snapper Rocks

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:07 am
by 4xxxx
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New Years day at Snapper Rocks and a great start of the year for surfers with the surf at 2 metres +. It was mostly overcast early on, hence the lousy coloured skies.

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It's on for young and old.

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The females got their fair of waves, better than some of the guys.

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It gets a bit crowded.

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In the backgoround is Burleigh Heads, Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise

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Some like to surf, others practice diving

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If you get a long ride, it's quicker to get back on the beach

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Rainbow Bay joins on to Snapper Rocks

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Re: Surfing at Snapper Rocks

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:24 pm
by pierovera
Great shots 4xxxx! I really liked the third one, nice job :D

Re: Surfing at Snapper Rocks

PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:57 pm
by Rorschach
These are really cool shots!

Re: Surfing at Snapper Rocks

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:37 am
by HikingMike
OH MY GOD! Is that Sean Connery in the 5th picture down, in the middle??? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Re: Surfing at Snapper Rocks

PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:31 am
by 4xxxx
Not sure mike, but the guy could surf pretty good.

Cheers

Re: Surfing at Snapper Rocks

PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:28 pm
by cybermystic
Snapper's great - I had better surf at Duranbah on the day :D
Nice shots!
Greg

Re: Surfing at Snapper Rocks

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:34 am
by 4xxxx
I'm not sure if D’bah is better than Snapper, both seem to be always packed. D’bah surfers are to far away for my 200 lens, I have a 70-300 old model but it is to soft and heavy cropping on the 200 gives me better close ups and IQ.

I came across a guy with a sigma 500 and the same camera as me, he took some shots for me on my card as I was thinking of getting one, glad I didn't. The shots were as soft as my 300, not sure what experience he had as he rattled off 6 fps. Looking at the exifs he was shooting auto and basic quality fine, I was surprised some as the speed recorded was 1/350 sec at 500mm. This makes me think the siggy does not communicate to well with the Nikon.

Good news is, we're near the end of winter and 23-27c but the surf is less than 2 foot even down to 6 inch at the moment. The Pacific looks like a lake, hope you had a good time downunder.


Cheers

Re: Surfing at Snapper Rocks

PostPosted: Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:31 pm
by cybermystic
I had the best time of my life Down Under, and had an even better time up at Noosa (I have two brothers in Surfers which is why I was there). Hated coming back to the UK, but the missus doesn't want to move out to Oz - otherwise I'd have come out years ago :cry:
Greg